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Alshaybani Restaurant

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Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Freshest fish in town

Never walked in to this place and not had the best service ever. Quick, friendly and the fish is just amazing. Surprisingly so since the sea is some 200kms away and more than 2.7kms below us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Haitham A
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Sanaa, Yemen
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  • Local cuisine
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Sanaa, Yemen
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Never walked in to this place and not had the best service ever. Quick, friendly and the fish is just amazing. Surprisingly so since the sea is some 200kms away and more than 2.7kms below us.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is not just a restaurant"! Its a collection of food, sweet. Cultural and historical part of Sanaa. If you visited Sanaa and missed it you will have to back again as your visit s still incomplete. On the walls of the three storey restaurant you will see the photos of all local poloticians who dined here. Most yemen guests... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Never miss this place if you are in Sanaa. You better go to the original few once as there are many shaibani (it's a family name) This is the best opportunity to taste the real Yemeni local food specially meat. I won't recommend it for fish as there are better options. But meat yes yes, it's melting in the mouth

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Sana'a, Yemen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an average local restaurant that offers local Yemeni food which I like to eat from time to time. It does not meet international standards but its OK if you want to taste Yemeni food for a reasonable price.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you visited Yemen and you missed shaibani food then you missed a lot. They are serving the best bread and special grilled fish which is prepared by special yemeni way and all types of meat cuisine. it is really amazing restaurant .

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Sanaa, Yemen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you visited Yemen and you missed shaibani food then you missed a lot. They the best in bread, sea food and all types of meat cuisine.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

best food ever! The fish was simply amazing, and the bread too. Service is great and quick. Must go in sanaa!

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Yemei food as you find it in this restaurant is as it should be , all the traditional dishes are here . The bread is a funny thing to see and you can have big bread , extra big bread and very big bread ...depending on the number of guests at your table. It is dumped in the middle of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This restaurant that is located in Hadda St. is worth trying. Hadda St. is outside the old city of Sana'a and given the current unstable situation in the country, it is probably better to have someone (local) take you there (by car). If you are from another country, I would recommend to visit the kitchen because it seems a medieval... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is the best restaurant l have ever visited .. you can find traditional , Arabian or western food ..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
  • Location: Middle East  >  Yemen  >  Sanaa

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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